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May 12, 2021

4/15/2021 9:35:00 AM
Plea hearing scheduled for May in Mineral Point aggravated battery case
Over a year later, after allegedly causing great bodily harm to his client, a Mineral Point man is possibly looking to plea.
According to a report on file with the courts, on September 19, 2019 officers were dispatched to 518 Fountain Street in the City of Mineral Point for a reported disturbance. Living at the residence were Michelle Leahy and Robert "Bubba" Smith, who said they paid Jason Hanson to pour concrete steps for their basement, as well as to install a concrete patio in their backyard.
However Leahy and Smith stated that the project had been done poorly, and they informed the contractor (identified as Billy Lawinger), whom Hanson had been working for, that they would not make the final payment until the project was completed correctly.
Smith and Leahy showed the work done on social media. When Hanson learned and viewed the social media post, he went to 518 Fountain Street.
Leahy and Smith had been watching TV when they heard a knock at the door. According to the complaint, when Leahy answered the door, Hanson came through into the kitchen and began beating her. Smith heard Leahy scream and ran into the kitchen. There he found Hanson holding Leahy on the floor and punching her head multiple times. When he went to pull Hanson off of Leahy, Smith was knocked to the ground and punched five to six times.
Smith did not know it was Hanson until Hanson ran out the door, turned around and allegedly ttold Smith, "This is not about us (Smith and Hanson), this is about her. Billy (Billy Lawinger) put me up to this. He paid me to do this."
Officer Neil Pilling was dispatched to the residence, when he spotted Hanson running from the area. Pilling warned him to stop twice before drawing his X2 taser. Pilling proceeded with Hanson's arrest and was assisted by Iowa County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Havlik. Havlik returned to his vehicle for rubber gloves to remove the taser contacts.
Hanson is charged with one count of aggravated battery, one count of misdemeanor battery, one count of criminal trespassing, and one count of obstructing an officer. A plea hearing is scheduled for May 6 at 11 a.m.

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